Human Resources Analyst Salary (United States)

More than half of Human Resources Analysts are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $50,529 per year. Pay generally spreads from $36,679 to $72,576 per year. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $6,800 from bonuses and close to $10,000 from profit sharing—generally runs from $37,272 to $72,065. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and most collecting vision insurance. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 75 percent of workers. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Analysts is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Human Resources Analyst Salary (?
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$37,272 - $72,065
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MEDIAN: $50,650
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Human Resources Analyst Salary (?
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$14.84 - $29.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,272 - $72,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,800  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,679 - $72,576  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $29.87  
   
Overtime
$22.81 - $45.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,679 - $72,576  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.
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Human Resources Analyst Tasks
  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst

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While not commonly found, Human Resources Analysts who move on to become Human Resources (HR) Directors bring in an additional $27K annually. Going from Human Resources Analyst to Human Resources Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are bigger by $7,066. Many others choose to work as Human Resources (HR) Generalists, where pay actually goes down by $4,292.

Human Resources Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst

Human Resources Analysts seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in SQL, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Project Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 20 percent, 9 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Spanish Language, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Human Resources Analysts, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $49K—can reach $53K. Pay amounts to $58K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries grow more slowly as Human Resources Analysts approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $59K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$51,000
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Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Analysts, 27 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati, and San Francisco, where Human Resources Analysts typically earn around 21 percent, 17 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent more than usual. Human Resources Analysts in Nashville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

SQL
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Human Resources
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Access
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Oracle
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Microsoft Excel
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HTML
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National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Office
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Powerpoint
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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